Heart Beet Kitchen
29 Haddon Avenue
Open: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat; brunch, Sat-Sun
Price: $ BYO
Style: Gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, egg-free haven with counter service, lots of sunlight and flowers in Mason jars on a community table.
The Scoop: Owner Ashley Doyne, 29, is a vegan. When she lost her job with the Philadelphia Wings lacrosse team a few years ago, her mom and stepdad, who own Max’s and Chubby’s restaurants in Gloucester City, encouraged her to open her own free-spirited café for people with dietary restrictions. In late 2015, Doyne did just that.
The Menu: The food is colorful as well as flavorful. Lentil tacos (left) come with red salsa and guacamole; pumpkin hummus comes with blue tortilla chips. Eggplant meatballs with zucchini noodles are served in a marinara; a portobello burger with caramelized onions and kale walnut pesto on gluten-free bun comes with an orange tahini kale salad. Soy- or almond-milk smoothies are decadently desserty.
Heads Up: At happy hour, $5 kombucha drafts come with a note that “kombucha makes for great mixers.” Free yoga class 9 am Saturdays.Click here to leave a comment
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